Stop Confirming Teenagers to Membership

Stop Confirming Teenagers to Membership

Stop Confirming Teenagers to Membership. Start Confirming them to Mission!  Mark D. Hinds Remember when Jesus called his disciples and how he baptized them and appointed them as junior community members? Then when the disciples turned thirteen, he convened a crash...
Simple Things: Young People Being Kind

Simple Things: Young People Being Kind

In the summer of 2019, two young sisters set out to spread kindness around their small county in Kentucky. They created “Be Kind” yard signs and sold them to local neighbors and merchants who proudly display them in their front yards and businesses. Money raised by...

Rethinking Summer Mission Activity: The Mission Un-Trip

by Brittany Porch Upon canceling our summer mission trips due to Covid-19, the church Session committed to an alternative mission experience for our youth that was safe and offered a meaningful service experience. To pull this off, I had quite the task set before me....

Hearing From Our Youth During COVID-19

by Christy Williams A youth worker’s spring and summer are traditionally filled with planning meetings, permission form retrieval, special gatherings, conferences, camps, and mission trips. During this spring and summer, in the midst of a global pandemic when churches...
Lessons from Presbyterian Youth Triennium (PYT) 2019

Lessons from Presbyterian Youth Triennium (PYT) 2019

When I was approached about being a conference pastor at PYT, I was enlightened to a whole new perspective on the promise and power of being a connectional church beyond our denomination. Thanks be to God for the PC(USA) partnership with Cumberland Presbyterian Church...